Jul 17
2016

Florence Foster Jenkins didn’t make many recordings, but they had to be heard to be believed: “We heard them at drama school, when I was a student,” said Meryl Streep. “Yeah, it was pretty specifically great!” Streep plays Lady Florence, as she liked to be called, in the new film, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” about the amateur soprano often called the world’s worst opera singer. “Most of her notes,” as one critic put it, “were promissory.” Mason said, “So many of the great singers of her time are not remembered, but she is.” “Well, that’s a tragedy, actually!” Streep laughed. By the late 1930s, Florence’s performances were notorious. Mystifyingly, the society pages indulged her with glowing notices. “Madame Jenkins’ annual recitals,” the New York Daily Mirror wrote, “bring unbounded joy to the faded souls of Park Avenue and the musical elite.” Composer Cole Porter was a fan. And astonishingly, at the peak of her notoriety in 1944, Florence took the stage at Carnegie Hall and performed to a sold-out house. The full segment can be watched in the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.

Jul 12
2016

Yesterday, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg have attended the New York press conference for “Florence Foster Jenkins”. The film, which has had a successful run in the United Kingdom back in May, will premiere in US theaters this August. Besides a couple of pictures, a full video from the press conference has been added as well. The video can be watched here. Also, a video transcript of the DGA Theater Q&A for “Florence Foster Jenkins” with Meryl Streep and William Ivey Long has been added as well. Edit: Pictures from the New York Screening and Q&A have been added, with many thanks to JustJared.


May 06
2016

“Florence Foster Jenkins” releases in the United Kingdom today, so be sure to check out Meryl’s highly praised performance as the world’s worst opera singer if you can. With the film’s release, three new clips and a lenghty interview have been released and added to the video archive, alongside with many new production stills from the film.


Apr 27
2016

Today, the US theatrical trailer for “Florence Foster Jenkins” has been launched, which is slightly different (and way more showy) than the previous British one. Also, you finally get a glimpse of Florence’s/Meryl’s voice. Be sure to check it out in the video archive. Also, Meryl has been interviewed on the British morning show “Lorraine”. Further, a second featurette on the film, as well as a television spot, have been added. Enjoy.

Apr 19
2016

A first promotional featurette for “Florence Foster Jenkins” has been released, including interviews with Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and director Stephen Frears. Lots of new scenes (and a tiny bit of Florence’s singing) are included as well. Screencaptures from the video have been added to the photo gallery.

Apr 16
2016

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant were guests on this week’s The Graham Norton Show to promote the upcoming theatrical release of “Florence Foster Jenkins”. The full episode can be watched in the video archive. Screencaptures from the broadcast and promotionals from the taping have been added to the photo gallery.


Mar 20
2016

A new documentary featuring Meryl Streep will premiere tomorrow on HBO. Jacob Bernstein, son of Carl Bernstein and Nora Ephron, directs this film about his mother – who died in 2012 at the age of 71 – as seen through the eyes of her closest friends and some surviving family members. Part “American Masters” portrait, part personal quest, this film explores the life and death of the person who wrote three era-defining movies – Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. A preview from the documentary can be watched in the video archive.

Mar 10
2016

Today, the full trailer for the UK release of “Florence Foster Jenkins” has been launched, featuring lots of new scenes, but still no hint at Jenkins’ infamous voice. I’m wondering if it’s just kept for further promotion or if we have to wait to “witness it in the theatre”. The trailer can be found in the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.


Feb 20
2016

Meryl Streep and her Berlin jury have picked the winners of the 66th annual film fest’s Gold and Silver Bears. The most politically-charged Berlin Film Festival of recent years comes to a head tonight with the awards ceremony for the winners of the Gold and Silver Bears. Meryl Streep said of the Golden Bear-winning film “Fire at Sea” from Gianfranco Rosi: “This is a film that commands our attention and demands action. It is a documentary on the refugee crisis, looking at the island of Lampadusa In Italy where thousands of refugees have flooded into Europe.” The first batch of pictures from the closing ceremony have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: A video from the closing ceremony, including Meryl’s interview and the presentation of the Best Actress and Best Film awards has been added, alongside screencaptures from the show. Enjoy.



Feb 17
2016

While Meryl Streep is busy judging the films in competition at the Berlin Film Festival (besides an appearance at the Berlinale Talents on Sunday, there’s nothing new to report), the Telegraph is delighting us with the teaser trailer for the upcoming “Florence Foster Jenkins”, out in the UK this March. Unfairly but undertandably for a teaser trailer, Florence’s “singing voice” is not revealed, only the shocked faces of Hugh Grant, Nina Arianda and Simon Helberg. This looks like great fun. Check out the trailer above and screencaptures in the photo gallery.